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Despite soaring Indigenous incarceration, minimum sentencing persists – Policy Options

Inflexible sentencing is a pipeline to federal prisons for Indigenous offenders. As over-representation soars, it’s puzzling why the laws remain unchanged. It is impossible to know how hard the federal government is working to address Indigenous over-representation in Canada’s federal prisons, but it is clear it is not working very effectively. Indigenous people now make […]

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First Nations Climate Initiative Invites B.C. First Nations Input on Using Liquified Natural Gas to Address Global Climate Change and Alleviate Poverty

NORTHWEST COAST, BC, Jan. 27, 2020 – Today, the First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI) extended an invitation to all First Nations to meet with them on January 29, 2020 in Prince George to share their vision for a world where global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, where Indigenous communities prosper and British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20204 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Beneficiaries urged to abide by George River caribou hunting ban

The Nunatsiavut Government wishes to advise Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement that the provincially-imposed hunting ban on George River caribou remains in effect. As a member the Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table (UPCART), the Nunatsiavut Government has agreed to discourage Beneficiaries from harvesting any George River caribou while the ban is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20205 Views

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Indigenous entrepreneur’s work wear line comes with a social message – Northern Ontario Business

Warrior Work Wear aims to inspire Indigenous people to get engaged in the workforce Jason Thompson is tired of the stigma that surrounds the Indigenous worker. The owner of Superior Strategies and Aanigitoon Development Services, and co-owner of Superior Supply and Services in Thunder Bay is on a mission to change the conversation. A proud […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20207 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peole’s Law

January 26, 2020 In the News Dozens of academics and lawyers from across Canada signed an open letter urging the provincial and federal governments to meet directly with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. Coastal Gaslink pipeline threatens healing centre, says Unist’ot’en Camp – National Observer Unist’ot’en requesting Environmental Assessment Office withhold CGL construction permits – Smithers Interior […]

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28,000 Ontario children and youth are waiting for community mental health services

January 27, 2020 – Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), representing Ontario’s community public providers of child and youth mental health supporting more than 130,000 children and youth, released new wait time data that shows 28,000 children and youth (under 18) are waiting for mental health and addiction services. CMHO’s 2020 Report on Wait Lists and Wait […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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The Government of Canada honours Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak as a Hometown Hero

From: Parks Canada January 27, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec Parks Canada Agency Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada honoured 99 year-old Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak, along with other Nunavut Inuit, as Hometown Heroes. Today, the untold story of how Inuit from Nunavut communities, including Qapik, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20205 Views

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Human rights case to compensate First Nations kids extended to late February – APTN News

January 27, 2020 A hearing scheduled for this week at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to work out details to compensate on-reserve First Nations children has been pushed back yet again. Canada and parties involved in the discrimination case at the tribunal was scheduled for Jan. 29 but is now set for Feb. 21. The […]

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Indigenous community wants answers after Sarnia Friendship Centre closes doors – CBC

Clients say people are suffering after ‘much-needed’ services cancelled Jan 27, 2020 More than four months since the Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre’s doors were shut under unexplained circumstances, Nathalie Landry continues to open her heart — and her own door — to struggling members of Sarnia’s urban Indigenous community. Landry has invited clients and their […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20208 Views

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Athlete offers message of resilience to medical students – UM Today

January 27, 2020 — At a recent wellness fair hosted by Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Student Affairs, Winnipeg-based gold medal athlete Carolyn Lindner urged first-year students in the Max Rady College of Medicine to be resilient and be their “own inspiration” during difficult or stressful times. In 2013, Lindner became a bilateral below-the-knee amputee following […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Province Helping Algoma University Plan for the Future

Ontario working to make NOHFC programs open to broader range of businesses, workers January 24, 2020 Ontario’s government is supporting Algoma University as it expands its facilities and programming to increase enrolment at its campuses in Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie. Today, Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Minister and NWT education leaders meet to review successes and shared priorities

Elected education leaders from across the Northwest Territories met this week for the first time with R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, to discuss their joint work to further strengthen the territory’s Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system. Minister Simpson opened the meeting by expressing his pride in being named Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20208 Views

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Amnesty International Canada Board of Directors Announcement: Alex Neve stepping down as Secretary General after 20 years

January 24, 2020 From Amnesty International Canada Board of Directors (English branch) It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces that after 20 years in the role, Alex Neve is stepping down as Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada’s English Branch, effective June 30th 2020, to pursue other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Winter Round Dance brightens spirits and warms the soul – Anishinabek News

NORTH BAY— It was a full room of happy people at The Indigenous Physical Wellness Program Round Dance held at Canadore College on a snowy night. During the Round Dance, the many singers surrounded the large table while dancers moved in an outer circle around them. Toddlers and young children played and chased each other. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Iqaluit’s only damp shelter set to reopen tonight – Nunatsiaq News

27 January 2020 Originally a pilot project, the shelter closed last July Iqaluit’s damp shelter is set to reopen its doors tonight, after being closed since July 2019. The Uquutaq Society, which operates the shelter, announced the shelter’s opening in a news release on Friday, Jan. 24. The shelter is considered a low-barrier shelter, meaning […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20205 Views

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University of Regina announces Board of Governor appointments

January 24, 2020 The University of Regina announced today that three new members have been appointed to its Board of Governors and one serving member has been reappointed. The new members, all appointed by the Government of Saskatchewan through Orders in Council, are David Chow, Cadmus Delorme, and Mark Lang. Gary Bosgoed has been reappointed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Reminder | Call for entries: Canada Pavilion – MIPTV 2020

Cannes, France, March 31st to 2nd of April 2020 Telefilm Canada is currently accepting entries for the Canadian production and distribution companies wishing to join the Canada Pavilion and attend MIPTV 2020. MIPTV 2020 will offer a redesigned experience, from the exhibition hall to the conference program. Not only does the event meet the needs […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science – CBC

Grade 9 student narrates Ojibway version of Experimental Lakes Area video on mercury research Jan 26, 2020 An environmental science video has been translated to Ojibway and the creators are hoping it sparks youth interest in science and language revitalization. “We really believe that language is an essential part of culture and any way that […]

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St. Lawrence College Welcomes New Cornwall Campus Dean

2020-01-24 St. Lawrence College (SLC) welcomes Richard Wiggers as the new Dean of its Cornwall campus beginning on February 3, 2020. Richard brings extensive knowledge and experience to SLC; he most recently held the role of Associate Dean at Mohawk College in Hamilton, where he introduced an Indigenous credential and a graduate certificate in Digital […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20205 Views

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Teck Media and Investor Audiocast Advisory

Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Lindsay will be presenting at the CIBC Western Institutional Investor conference on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:10 p.m. Eastern/10:10 a.m. Pacific time. The investor presentation will include information on company strategy, financial performance, and outlook […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20205 Views

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Book women’ podcast gives voice to Indigenous artists – Folio

Three Métis women use library experience to help Indigenous writers, editors and publishers share their stories. When Sheila Laroque, Kayla Lar-Son and Tanya Ball graduated with master’s degrees in library and information studies and moved into jobs in libraries and publishing, each found that she was often the only Indigenous person in the room. “Across […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20204 Views

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Indigenous land acknowledgement needs more meaning, says Chief – The Medium

If organizations view “the acknowledgement as, ‘that’s it, we have done our part,’ then please don’t bother,” said Chief LaForme All public proceedings in the Region of Peel will now begin with a formal Indigenous land acknowledgement. The decision was approved by Regional Council in December 2019, and is meant to recognize the “historic and […]

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Rideau Hall’s Winter Celebration Hosts Free Family Fun!

January 24, 2020 OTTAWA—Ski, snowshoe or sled your way over to the grounds of Rideau Hall for this year’s Winter Celebration taking place on February 1, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a chance to discover winter traditions from around the world, with over 25 free activities, performances, pop-up museums and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20206 Views

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Funding available for Yukon projects that prevent crime or support victims

The spring 2020 intake has opened for applications to the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust. Project funding is available from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust for non-profit community groups, school councils, municipalities or First Nations governments. The funding supports community-led projects that work to reduce crime, prevent gender-based violence or address the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20207 Views

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Government of Canada invests in tracing the steel supply chain

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release $300,000 to help Peer Ledger and Mavennet develop innovative solutions to a government challenge January 24, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to improving the traceability of steel in the Canadian supply chain to increase firm efficiency, ensure responsible sourcing of materials, […]

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After the apology, Indigenous groups seek firm commitments from Quebec government – CBC

Monday’s meeting seen as key step in setting stage for new relationship Jan 26, 2020 There was optimism last fall when Quebec Premier François Legault stood before the National Assembly, turned to First Nations and Inuit leaders in the gallery and apologized for the province’s mistreatment of Indigenous people. The apology was the first recommendation […]

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MPs spend one more day on the throne speech as Team Trudeau readies paperwork for NAFTA ratification debate – iPolitics

Jan 27, 2020 With the Commons officially back on the parliamentary clock following the six-week winter hiatus, the governing minority Liberals are expected to kickstart what will likely be a brief but lively debate over the revised North American trade deal, the details of which have now been ratified by both the United States and […]

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The Daily Monday, January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020 Dairy statistics, November 2019 The total amount of milk sold off farms increased 1.7% year over year to 748 372 kilolitres in November. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 3.0% to 233 087 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes increased 4.0% year over year to 515 285 […]

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Province, PAGC to continue partnership on Indigenous child welfare project – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The PAGC is in the process of recruiting and training 50 First Nations and Metis foster parents in order to provide culturally-appropriate homes. In the midst of its successes, the provincial government and the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) have opted to continue working together on a foster care project that gives First Nations and […]

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Defence lawyers call for mass pardon of non-violent Indigenous inmates after watchdog report – Edmonton Journal

A local law group is urging Public Safety Canada to pardon all Indigenous inmates currently being held in custody for non-violent crimes after a report found Indigenous incarceration numbers are continuing to rise across the country. Dr. Ivan Zinger, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, released a report Tuesday outlining Indigenous inmates now make up 30 […]

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Urban Indigenous people forgotten in UNDRIP talks, say advocates – CBC

Nearly 80 per cent of Indigenous people live off-reserve but have little representation in UNDRIP talks Jan 26, 2020 City-dwellers are being left out of consultations about the implementation of the UN Declaration of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) even though the majority of B.C.’s Indigenous people live in cities, according to the president of a group […]

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Launch Of Information Website Becoming An Amputee – A Patient Journey

  PRESS RELEASE January 27, 2020 LAUNCH OF INFORMATION WEBSITE BECOMING AN AMPUTEE – A PATIENT JOURNEY Andrea J. Williams, Williams Consulting has worked with and for Indigenous communities for over 30 years. In this time, she has completed more than 200 contracts and built enduring First Nation community relationships both regionally and nationally. Although […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 202020 Views

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APTN National News January 23, 2020 – Indigenous inmate population rising, Blackjack inquest beings

Credit: APTN News In this episode of APTN National News: Year after year, the number of Indigenous people in Canada’s federal inmate population keeps rising. The inquest into the 2013 death of Cynthia Blackjack is finally underway in Whitehorse. As the race for the white house heats up, democrats laid out their plans for Indian […]

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MNO citizen and veteran Harvey Horlock passes away

Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and MNO citizen Harvey Horlock has died.Inspired by the sacrifices of his uncles in World War II, Harvey enlisted in Canadian Forces in the 1950s. In his decade of service he helped in the clean-up after Hurricane Hazel, among other events. Harvey was heavily involved with the MNO for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202036 Views

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Increasing Demand for Critical Minerals Positions Canada’s Mining Industry for Success

January 24, 2020 VANCOUVER – Today, Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), in his annual address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, spoke of the state of Canada’s mining industry and how recent commitments to mining, particularly the new Canada-US Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202037 Views

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Ontario Preparing People in London for Jobs

Government Supporting over 100 people in Four Local Pre-apprenticeship Projects January 24, 2020 LONDON – Ontario is tackling shortages in the skilled trades by supporting pre-apprenticeship projects that will prepare over 100 people in London for good jobs and careers. “In London and throughout the province, there are thousands of jobs that go unfilled,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202036 Views

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Tip received on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file

January 24, 2020 In early December 2019, the Banff RCMP was contacted by a male who alleged that his father may be responsible for a missing person from the Banff area. The male also stated that he believed that his father may be linked to numerous missing persons and homicide files in Alberta. On January […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202035 Views

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Nipissing University Celebrates Outstanding Research

January 22, 2020 North Bay, Ont. – Nipissing University celebrated the research contributions of seven of its faculty members who received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) last year during a Research Showcase held on January 22. The event highlighted eight different […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202027 Views

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Mineral Exploration Closes the Market at Roundup 2020

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2020 – Kendra Johnston, President & CEO, Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, joined Chris Birkett, Director, Toronto Stock Exchange, to close the market from the exhibitor floor of Mineral Exploration Roundup 2020. Roundup is a premier technical mineral exploration conference that brings together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202027 Views

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More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report – KelownaNow

More than a sixth of all children in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, a new report has found. The 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card showed that 17% of all children in the region live in poverty, compared to 15% of residents of all ages. An astonishing 48% of all children in single-parent […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202023 Views

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NB Student Group Says Province Is Taking Wrong Direction With SEED Program – Huddle Today

Jan 24, 2020 FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA), which represents approximately 12,000 post-secondary students, disagrees with the provincial government’s direction on the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program. Post-secondary, training and labour minister Trevor Holder announced changes to the program this week that would cut the number of placements by approximately 200, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202029 Views

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The Prime Minister announces new Government Representative in the Senate

January 24, 2020 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Marc Gold as Government Representative in the Senate. Senator Gold is an accomplished lawyer, legal scholar, and community leader. Early in his career, he trained federally appointed judges on constitutional law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Prior to his […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202037 Views

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U Winnipeg: Annual cultural evening celebrates diversity

“Cultural Evening is one of the biggest events for PACE every year,” said Kim Loeb, PACE Executive Director. “The theme of this year’s event is ‘Northern Mosaic.’ It focuses on the diversity seen throughout PACE. We cordially invite the community to join us to ‘unite, evolve, and aspire’ as we celebrate multiculturalism.” Cultural Evening showcases […]

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NAN Youth Gathering – Now Calling for Applicants

Register Here! February 14th-16th, 2020 Thunder Bay, ON Poster NT5

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202035 Views

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UTNS – Maybe 2020 would be a good year to get sober – Net Newsledger

January 24, 2020 ATTAWAPISKAT – Maybe 2020 would be a good year to get sober. If you think you have a drug or alcohol problem or an addiction that is affecting your life and also the lives of loved ones, family and friends may be getting sober would be a good idea. I fully realize […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202030 Views

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Open Letter: Vancouver Police Board Must Provide Immediate and Rigorous Oversight of BMO’s and VPD’s Racist Mistreatment of Indigenous Man and Granddaughter

January 23, 2020 Dear Vancouver Police Board, It has been one month since an Indigenous man and his twelve-year-old granddaughter were racially profiled and wrongly handcuffed at a Bank of Montreal (BMO) branch in Vancouver. Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, Tori-Anne, were subject to an appalling and traumatizing display of racism, one with roots in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202037 Views

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MNO: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the significance of the Tri-council Meeting of Métis Governments that was held in Edmonton, Alberta on January 14 – 16, 2020 and brought together the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MNS)? This meeting marks the first time the Governments of the MNO, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202028 Views

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Band opens new cannabis shops – Oliver Chronicle

January 24, 2020 It’s the Osoyoos Indian Band’s turn to jump into the cannabis dispensary business. The band recently opened Indigenous Bloom in Senkulmen Business Park (next to Tim Hortons), and soon plans to open another shop in Osoyoos. Chief Clarence Louie said they have partnered with Indigenous Bloom to sell medicinal and recreational cannabis […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202034 Views

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Annual report gives snapshot view of SE Cornerstone – Weyburn Review

January 24, 2020 The annual report for the Southeast Cornerstone School Division for the 2018-19 school year was passed by the board of trustees, and has been filed with the provincial Ministry of Education, providing a snapshot view of the school division’s year. Cornerstone had a total enrolment of 8,162 students, including 386 First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202025 Views

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Award winners represent the best in Indigenous business – Northern Ontario Business

PEP Conference celebrated recipients on Jan. 21 Before partnering up with Jacob & Samuel (J&S) Drilling, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek had very little knowledge of the diamond drilling business, according to Brendan Huston, the First Nation’s CEO. The community, a Huron-Robinson Treaty signatory located about 19 kilometres west of Sudbury, had had some exposure to the mining […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202027 Views

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